Phase 4 of the BusConnects network, which commenced Sunday 16th October, involves the introduction of G-Spine routes G1, G2 and Route 60, operated by Dublin Bus.
|G1||Red Cow Luas – Ballyfermot – City centre – Spencer Dock|
|G2||Liffey Valley SC – Ballyfermot – City centre – Spencer Dock|
|60||Red Cow Luas – Clondalkin – Cherry Orchard – Ballyfermot –
Decies Rd. – Islandbridge – City centre – Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
The G1 & G2 are timetabled to operate twice as frequently on the Spine section between Ballyfermot and the City centre.
Below are the approximate frequencies for each route:
Both the G1 and G2 have overnight services, running every 60 minutes every night.
Route 60 will run every 60 minutes during the following times:
Route 60 will have two additional departures between Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and Cherry Orchard only:
G-Spine routes G1, G2 and Route 60
Routes 79, 79a and the Western part of Route 40
The other routes that will make up the new BusConnects network will be rolling out on a phased basis over the next few years.
If you use a TFI Leap Card, then the TFI 90 Minute Fare (TFI 90) will apply to most journeys in the Dublin area. It includes the option to transfer for free between Dublin City Bus (Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland), Luas, DART and commuter rail (zones 1 to 4 in the Short Hop Zone). Simply touch on at your first leg, change transport as often as you like and then touch on again as you start your last leg. Once you touch on your last journey within 90 minutes of the first you’ll only be charged the TFI 90 Fare.
|TFI Leap Fares||Adult||Young Adult / Student||Child|
|TFI 90 Minute Fare||€2.00||€1.00||€0.65|
For more information visit leapcard.ie.
The G1 & G2 are timetabled to operate twice as frequently on the Spine section between Ballyfermot and the City centre
Additional peak time journeys will be included for route 60 during the school term, for both the morning and evening peaks, between Cherry Orchard and the City centre.
Route 40 will no longer serve Liffey Valley Shopping Centre to City centre as this section is being replaced by the new G2. The new Route 40 will go from Charlestown Shopping Centre to Earlsfort Terrace/Leeson Street
How to interchange between G-Spine and Route 40:
The new network provides enhanced connections across all modes of transport
In late Feb 2022, construction of a temporary Transport for Ireland Bus Interchange started in Luas Red Cow Park & Ride, in the west part of the P&R.
From Mon 14th Mar, part of the west part of Red Cow Park & Ride closed to accommodate construction works. Thus, the number of parking spaces in the west part of the P&R is limited.
The east part of Red Cow P&R, with 450+ spaces, will not be affected.
Once complete this temporary TFI Bus Interchange will facilitate increased bus services to / from Red Cow Luas Stop. It will also facilitate the construction of a permanent TFI Bus Interchange facility beside Red Cow Luas Stop.
Works are expected to be finished by early Sept 2022.